Dubin Scholarship Contest

In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Despite the language of the Seventh Amendment to the United States Constitution, we are living in a time in which the civil justice system is under attack. All across the nation, legislatures have placed limits on the rights of civil claimants to have a jury determine the value of their injuries. In some States, they have even imposed minimum thresholds before an injured person can gain access to justice through the courts.

The Law Offices of Matthew D. Dubin passionately advocates for the preservation of the Seventh Amendment, and believes every injured person should have access to justice and the right to have a jury decide every aspect of his or her case. We believe this system provides not only justice to the injured individual, but results in a safer and happier society for everyone.

To increase awareness about the benefits of a vibrant civil justice system, and the importance of the Seventh Amendment, The Law Offices of Matthew D. Dubin is sponsoring an essay contest with scholarship prizes to help young people further their educations.

To enter, students should write a 600 word essay on the following topic:

"How has the U.S. Civil justice system changed society for the better?"

The contest is open to high school juniors and seniors and students currently enrolled in 2-year or 4-year colleges or universities in the United States. We believe that getting an education is the best hope for young people to attain a rewarding career in the 21st century. We are proud to assist with scholarship prizes to help you further your education.

2016 Scholarship Awards

A scholarship selection committee will choose a scholarship winner based on the originality and creativity of the idea, and the quality of the writing.

  • $1,000 scholarship award

2016 Scholarship Timeline (subject to change)

  • July 1 st - Submissions Open
  • September 1 st - Submissions Close
  • November 1 st - Winner Announced

How to Enter the Scholarship Contest

Answer the prompt with a 600+ word essay. Email the following items to admin@dubinlawoffice.com :

  • Essay in a Word Document (doc or docx) or PDF
  • Digital photo of yourself to use as a headshot (jpg or png)
  • Your full name, school, and phone number

Check out the General Rules for additional details about entering the contest.

Giving Back to the Communities of Greater Seattle Area

Law Offices of Matthew Dubin has served the communities of Greater Seattle Area more than 15 years and we are dedicated to giving back to the community. We are involved in numerous charitable activities that make a positive impact in Washington State. We know that the young people are our communities' greatest asset.

We look forward to reading what you have to say about how U.S. civil justice changed society. Good luck to the contestants!